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Al Jazeera America
May 4, 2014 12:00am EDT
clinton, and ronald reagan were not born to it but were part of it by the time they got power. people are chosen in the cabinet because they have expertise that comes from being successful in life. i guess what can be done about it, and how much do you think it hurts us. >> i think you are right, there's never been any society where political power was shared among the better off and less well-off citizens. it's a matter of degree. and to find, as we did, that people in the middle of the income distribution have so little influence calls into questions the nature of the democracy. you point out the political leaders tend to be drawn from sort of more exall theive professional or economic strata, and that is true. the senate has been labelled a millionaire's club. there are many liberal members of the senate. including those with incredible resources. it's not a one to one, or that every member holds the same views. there's a tendency for a group of people to prefer policies that promotes its interest, and we have seep the result of that. >> we know since your study the rich are richer
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 10:00am EDT
handled in the way these e-mails were handled. they doan don't show anything wrong, if hillary clinton was not running for president, if she was not a candidate in a lot of people's minds already we wouldn't be talking about benghazi already, about something else. >> they do show proof of a white house coverup in that e-mail, despite subpoenas from congress and statements that everything had bin turned over. all when the president was touting a victory over al qaeda. less than a week after benghazi, the ambassadors told sunnyvale rice to go on the sunday talk shows, not a broader failure of policy. but that was again the white house line, it was a tough election year but democrats are argue as michael just said that there isn't anything new in that e-mail, that there's no smoking gun, that what rhodes wrote is in line with earlier talking points. so is this in ado about nothing? >> we don't know where president obama was, he wasn't in the situation room. he was in the situation room when osama bin laden was caught. but when we have an attack on our can embassy and an american ambassador wa
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
republicans polit sizing trying to keep the story alive? certainly al political weapon against hillary clinton if she rungs for president in 2016? >> yeah. let me say when i say, you know, not political, i mean this is of a presidential campaign. in the sense, in the hot house, everything is seen through a political lens. >> doesn't mean when you send someone on the sunday talk shows to intentionallily. and to your broader question, for the republicans, it's all parts of a larger thesis that they have >> i think in some cases, very sincerely of continuous deceit and dissembly by the white house and its agencies and whether it's somehow shafting the tea party and the irs if in cincinnati or undue federal to sole solendra, the solar panel outfit and then you throw in their belief that obama has not been successful in the war on debatable. you mix that with the possibility that the person was a secretary of state at the time of this is likely, if she runs, you know, the favorite to beat whomever they put up for president. and, you know, you have a pretty steamy political mix. >> certainly has got
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 10:00am EDT
, d.c. is strobe talbot, president of the brookings institution served in the clinton administration from 1993 to 2001. for the new independent states of the former soviet union. pro-russian forces, are taking over, president putin denies involvement just as he did in crimea. for all practical purposes you are saying he has already invaded ukraine? >> he certainly has. these are not just pro-russian forces, these are pro-russian forces that are highly inif i recall traited by russian forces. what we are hearing from president putin is another stunning case of the big lie that we can remember from decades ago, which is now front and center. everybody should know it's a lie. and are that is part of the -- and that is part of the outrage we're seeing. >> i think big lie you are referring to the old sophi soviet propaganda? >> that's right, antonio, paws of the inaccurate information that's coming out including by the way photographs of identifiable russian officers who are in ukraine running these operations. the very fact that the russians put on masks, is almost to throw in our face t
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